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  • Up in the Air

    It’s a mystery! An enigma! The most confusing contraption the world has ever seen! It’s the airplane bathroom. Sometimes it feels like I spend half my workday explaining to people how to open the lavatory door and the other half flushing the toilet after they’ve left. Y’all stick trash in every crack and crevice you can find, have no idea how to turn the sink on, and don’t even get me started with flushing the toilet. I intend to put a stop to the madness.

  • Ice, ice, baby! The title is a bit of a misnomer. For one thing, though the decision was made months ago, the actual retrieval and freezing of said eggs happened just last week, a few days after my 38th birthday. And beyond “Why I decided to freeze my eggs,” I’m also going to be outlining the egg-freezing process, expectations vs. results, and the frustrations of navigating the American healthcare system. Weeee! If you’ve ever thought about freezing your eggs, or wondered about the process, then buckle up, I’ve got all the info.

  • Up in the Air

    “I’ll try it for a year,” I said. “Until I figure out what’s next.” This is what I told myself when I accepted my flight attendant job offer. That resolution was uttered for the first time in 2013, moments after accepting the offer and months before training would start. I was on a cross-country road trip headed for Portland, Oregon, where I’d decided to up and move because I needed “A change.” Change was coming. Monday, January 22, was my ten-year anniversary as a flight attendant.

  • Hey friends. This is not the topic I’d hoped would kick off my 2024 blogging, but alas, here we are. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you no doubt have seen the news of some major aviation disasters and mishaps in recent weeks. First, there was the collision of a Japan Air flight, resulting in the plane bursting into flames and a full evacuation. And next was a piece of a Boeing 737 Max blown off the aircraft WHILE IN THE AIR, resulting in a giant hole and a rapid decompression. Boeing is in hot water, the crew of the Japan Airlines flight have been hailed as heroes, and all this has me thinking a lot about the industry in which I work.

  • 2023, Kindly see yourself out. Y’all, I’m going to be really honest, 2023 was a hard year for me. If it was hard for you, consider yourself seen. Things didn’t go quite as I expected. Projects I thought would be lucrative were less so, due to wild acceleration of cost. I’ve made little progress on the writing project I thought I’d be finished with in 2022. I’m singler, and childless, and older than ever. I’m losing someone dear to me and it’s devastating, and frankly unfair. I can’t look around and prove to myself that I’ve done everything right. Overall, things look pretty messy.

Toni from sitting in an airplane engine.
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